Friday, May 13, 2005

The Story of the Weeping Camel

2003 / Dir Byambasuren Davaa, Luigi Falorni

A Mongolian fairy tale based in legend and grounded in cultural tradition, The Story of the Weeping Camel tells an exquisite tale in poetic images. In Spring, camels give birth, and when one mother rejects her baby, refusing to nurse, the family of nomads who tends the herd sends two boys to bring them a musician who can perform a healing ritual. Children love the camels and baby sheep in the film, and the pace is refreshingly slow but visually rich. In Mongolian without subtitles; none needed. All ages.

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